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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Although The Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo 

Indians raised concerns in May about possible 

damage to their historic cultural site at risk due to the Willits bypass construction, CalTrans removed all top soil, installed up to 1,500 wick drains every 3 feet  to 

80 feet down and then placed 3 feet of fill on top of 

the historical site.

However, according to CalTrans spokesman Phil Frisbie "There is no indication that the site was destroyed, We know this: the site is still there, mostly intact, and nothing was taken out," says Frisbie. However, tribal archaeologist Lee Claus said "The site was not just 

destroyed it was "eviscerated,"  

Tribal Chairman Mike Fitzgerral is requesting CalTrans stop all dirt disturbing operations immediately and to consult" with the tribe as required by law. 

CalTrans archaeologists located the site in 2011 but 

in 2012, someone in CalTrans removed it from the list of cultural sites to be protected.   "We respect the

 tribe's concerns and will redouble our efforts to monitor and safeguard cultural resources moving forward," said a CalTrans statement issued Sept. 25.



Six of the nine members of the board of directors of 

the Redwood Coast Senior Center resigned by the 

end of last Fridays meeting.

More than 150 people turned out, the vast majority to support Executive Director Charles Bush. The board voted last week 4-2 with two abstentions to fire Bush, but the firing was 

never legally authorized.

Kathleen Johnson, president, James Graham, vice 

president, Sandra Donato, Gin Paul Kremen, Ronalie Silveira and Lizette Weiss all announced resignations and only Graham and .Kremen attended the meeting.

Bushansky encouraged people to apply for the six 

open board seats. He promised that anyone who seeks to join the board will be contacted and interviewed.

 The annual meeting was rescheduled for the last 

Friday in October at the Senior Center at, 1 p.m. 

Watch for more details in the Oct. 10 edition of the 

Fort Bragg Advocate.







Robert Preece, the father of a Fort Bragg Dodgers fan, Jonathan Denver, who was fatally stabbed 

Wednesday following a Giants  game made a public plea for witnesses after San Francisco’s DA  released a suspect because of a lack of evidence. Denver’s 

father spoke outside the Giants’ stadium, before 

Sunday’s game with the San Diego Padres.

The suspect, Michael Montgomery, 21, of Lodi, was 

released from custody Friday night.

Gascon said police had not spoken with any 

independent witnesses who may have seen the fight Wednesday night. Denver’s father, Robert Preece 

and others with them that night saw bystanders using cellphone cameras. “We’re calling on them to come

 forward to help both families find out what happened.”

Denver who lived in Fort Bragg was stabbed to death after attending a game with his brother, father and two others to celebrate his father’s 49th birthday. Several of Denver’s extended family from Fort Bragg were 

also heading to San Francisco .






The effort to recall controversial Lake County Sheriff 

Frank Rivero has failed because there were not 

enough valid signatures submitted to place a recall 

before voters. The recall needed 7,026 valid 

signatures from registered voters to place it on the 

ballot. They submitted nearly 7,800 signatures but 

about 2,000 were invalid.

Rivero said he wasn't surprised by the failure and had never wasted his time worrying about or fighting the


His opponents say they don't see the recall's shortfall as a failure.

Over 7,000 Lake County residents signed petitions to remove the incumbent sheriff. This clearly 

demonstrates that Mr. Rivero's days as sheriff are 

numbered,” Brian Martin, a former Sheriff's lieutenant and candidate to replace Rivero, said .













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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org